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Ford F-150 Lightning, the electric version of the pickup, makes its debut

Ford F-150 Lightningthe electric version of America’s best-selling pickup, makes its market debut EV. The most advanced in the world, in response to popular demand.

The electric version of America’s best-selling iconic pickup is about to arrive in Europe. L’Blue oval it has chosen Norway as the first market to introduce the award-winning vehicle globally.

Ford F-150 Lightning, the start of sales in Norway

Customers in the world’s most advanced market in electric vehicle adoption. They are the first outside the US and Canada to be able to purchase a limited number of specials F-150 Lightning Lariat Launch Edition.

The launch of sales in Norway follows the great demand from consumers across the country.

Ford F-150 Lightning: the electric version of the iconic pickup makes its debut in Norway, press office sourceFord F-150 Lightning: the electric version of the iconic pickup makes its debut in Norway, press office source

In a country where around two-thirds of all new vehicles are equipped with all-wheel drive. This to face the most difficult driving conditions. The unprecedented possibilities that theF-150 Lightning offers in terms of performance on and off-road.

The practicality and the possibility of driving with zero emissions are perfectly suited to work and outdoor life. The authorities are pushing. To ensure that only 100% electric cars and light commercial vehicles are sold by 2025.

After all, the “and friluftsliv” – the culture of rest in nature and life in the open air – is rooted in the national culture.

Ford F-150 Lightning, le parole del director Ford Norvegia

“In 25 years of work at Ford. I’ve never seen anything like the passion and demand I’m experiencing right now from motorists.

They want to get behind the wheel of our F-150 Lightning. Customers literally knocked on our door and begged us to bring the electric pickup to Norway.”

They are the words of Per Gunnar Berg, Managing Director di Ford Norvegia. “The F-150 Lightning is the ideal solution for many Norwegian customers, because it is able to satisfy our thirst for adventure and to embrace our passion for protecting and preserving the environment”.

Ford F-150 Lightning: the electric version of the iconic pickup makes its debut in Norway, press office sourceFord F-150 Lightning: the electric version of the iconic pickup makes its debut in Norway, press office source

Ford F-150 Lightning, the brand is all about electric

The company Ford sta aiming All on electric. Last year it announced that it will sell exclusively 100% electric cars starting in 2030. While for commercial vehicles the date is set for 2035. Ford has the goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2035.

This across its entire European manufacturing footprint, including logistics and suppliers. The company is investing $50 billion globally. to reach, within the 2026a production rate of over 2 millions Of 100% electric vehicles.

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L’Blue oval it predicts that more than half of its global production will be electric vehicles by 2030 and aims to achieve carbon neutrality globally by 2050.

The new one was presented last month Ford Explorer2. The innovative 100% electric medium crossover designed for European customers. The new Explorer is one of ten electric vehicles the company will introduce by 2024.

Among these is also the Mustang Mach-E, 3 the first 100% electric SUVhighly appreciated in the northern European country: Norwegian customers represent, in fact, 22% of sales across the continent.

“At Ford, we are pushing the boundaries of electric vehicles as only we know how.” he stated Martin Sander, General Manager, Ford Model and Europe.

“Sturdy and functional like the F Series models that have topped the sales charts for decades. But packed with innovative technologies, the F-150 Lightning is the smartest F-150 we’ve ever built. And the perfect demonstration of how going electric is helping our vehicles become more Ford than ever.”

Ford F-150 Lightning, pelectrified restorations and power to sell

He pickup Ford F-150 Lightning wins nearly 200,000 customers. These had booked it even before the launch in the United States last May. Building on the popularity of Ford’s F-Series – America’s best-selling pickup truck for 46 years in a row. And the best-selling vehicle for 41 years in a row – the F 150 Lightning quickly became the best-selling electric pickup truck in the country.

The strictly limited number of vehicles for Norwegian customers will be manufactured at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn. In the United States, which is expanding to increase production to an annual rate of 150,000 F-150 Lightnings by 2023.

Ford F-150 Lightning: the electric version of the iconic pickup makes its debut in Norway, press office sourceFord F-150 Lightning: the electric version of the iconic pickup makes its debut in Norway, press office source

The F-150 Lightning pickup’s range is an EPA-estimated 386 km with zero emissions. A towing capacity of 3,493 kg and a payload of 805 kg. Features that prove to be essential when it comes to transporting equipment. For skiing, fishing or rafting, immersed in wild nature, or when it is necessary to intervene to support the work of local businesses.

Ford F-150 Lightning, dual electric motor generates 458 hp

Il Electric pickup is powered by a dual electric motor and all-wheel drive powertrain that generates 458PS and 1,050Nm of torque. Allowing acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 5 seconds. The driving modes Normal, Sport, Off-Road 7 and Tow/Haul 8 are able to give greater confidence to the driver, on a wide variety of terrains.

The new generation 98 kWh Li-ion battery (usable) can be loaded from 15% to 80% in 39 minutes. This using 150 kW DC fast charging.

This will allow customers to take advantage of the ever-expanding Norwegian network. It currently consists of 20,000 public charging stations, including 6,000 fast charging stations.

The practical characteristics of the battery turn the pickup into a mobile power source. The Pro Power Onboard it is capable of sustaining up to 2.3 kW and is designed to power tools, electronic equipment and household appliances in off-grid mode, when on site or when camping, thanks to the integrated electrical outlets.

Ford F-150 Lightning, interior with generous spaces

In addition, the 400-litre, 181 kg5 capacity, water-resistant and drainable Mega Power Frunk offers unique convenience for work and outdoor life.

The cockpit, which accommodates 5 occupants on boardthe. It is equipped with Ford’s SYNC 4A infotainment system. Supported by a 15.5-inch digital central touchscreen and wireless compatibility with Apple CarPlay e Android Auto.

The 12-inch digital instrument cluster uses a customizable interface to allow the driver to choose the most important information.

The technologies also help owners make the most of the pickup’s payload potential. A rear view camera makes it easier to align and secure a trailer. The on-board scale and Smart Hitch display an estimate of the weight on the bed and the distribution of the tow weight on the central screen. The Pro Trailer Backup Assist 6 simplifies reversing a trailer by allowing the driver to monitor movement via the 15.5-inch touchscreen and maneuver with a dedicated controller.

The F-150 Lightning Lariat Launch Edition for Norwegian customers is offered exclusively with the Super Crew Cab body in Antimatter Blue metallic, which highlights the look of military-grade aluminum alloy bodywork that helps keep weight down to ensure energy efficiency and performance.

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